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UMPD Press Release 02-29-2020 **UPDATE** with Photo


Transportation Safety Tips

Dear Campus Community,


As you know, we are a bustling campus with many modes of transportation. Over the years and in partnership with the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) and our own Department of Transportation Services (DOTS), there have been many new measures implemented that have improved the safety of all those in our campus community.


And as a reminder, when you are traveling on and around campus you should Walk Smart, Bike Smart, Drive Smart and Scoot Smart.


Tips for Drivers:

  • Stay alert and give driving your full attention
  • Show courtesy to other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists
  • Comply with traffic laws and heed all traffic signs, signals and markings


Tips for pedestrians, cyclists and scooters:

  • Wear a helmet when operating a bicycle or an e-scooter
  • Keep your eyes up - put your phone away
  • Wear clothing that is light and reflective after dark


DOTS has a wealth of transportation safety information on their website, to include, but not limited to, campus bike guidelines. Please be sure to check it out.


It is particularly important that we, as a community understand the role we each play in keeping ourselves and those around us safe. We are committed to keeping our roadways safe though educational outreach and traffic enforcement, but we need your help. When everyone is doing their part, then together we can all make traveling around campus safe - no matter your mode of transportation.


David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

University of Maryland Police Department


UMD Community Notice 02/15/2020

A UMD Community Notice was issued for an off-campus burglary that occurred earlier this morning. Please visit for details. The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.


UMD Advisory: UMD Delayed Opening

The University of Maryland, College Park will open late at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, due to inclement weather.


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